HC Deb 08 November 1977 vol 938 c67W
35. Mr. Woodall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the arrangements for the amphibious transportation of men and supplies; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Duffy

Lift for the amphibious forces is provided by the assault ships HMS "Fearless" and HMS "Intrepid" supported by HMS "Hermes ", which has a secondary rúle as a Commando ship, and a number of landing ships logistic. These specialist vessels would be augmented, as necessary, by vessels taken up from trade. I believe these provide an effective method of transporting our amphibious forces although, naturally, we keep the matter under review.